"Poison" is the thirteenth episode of Season One of Criminal Minds.


The BAU travels to New Jersey where several people have been poisoned with LSD ten times more potent than the street version. They realize that it was only a test run and that the unsub is planning a larger attack.

Guest Cast

  • Matt T. Baker - Danny Wallace
  • Jon Barton - SWAT Leader
  • James Bartz - Brian Devons
  • Bill Doyle - Uniform Officer
  • James Howell - Desk Sergeant
  • Sonia Jackson - Head Nurse
  • Nick Jameson - Edward Hill
  • Braeden Lemasters - Eric Fisher
  • Peter MacKenzie - Jack Fisher
  • P. David Miller - Trooper
  • Fred Ochs - Doctor
  • Lynn Odell - Lynn Dempsey
  • Annie Quinn - Samantha DiForio
  • Nestor Serrano - Detective Hanover
  • Jayne Taini - Nell Trucco
  • Suzanne Whang - Herself
  • Amy Wieczorek - Janice

Referenced Criminals


  • "Rockethouse" by Rockethouse
  • "Club Foot" by Kasabian
  • "Wishful Thinking" by Wilco
  • "Don't Go Tellin' The Whole World" by Gus Black

Bookend Quotes

  • Jason Gideon: Roman philosopher Lucretius said, "What is food to one, is to others bitter poison."
  • Jason Gideon: Confucius warned us, "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves."

Criminal Minds Episodes